Still Life with a Twist ~B~
Best i open this post with a quote. I was browsing one of my art text books, ‘Chinese Painting’ by James Cahill, (a secondhand BOOK, only to hand as I used it in RBRC on 1st.)
“Set forth your heart without reserve, And your brush will be inspired…”
“…Metamorphosed by his unreined hand, finished in an instant.”
T’ang Hou, a 14th century(?) theorist
I found only one small instant from the book I could utilise for ‘still life’ influences but some pics to share readied soon as I’ve breakfasted!
I thought I was ‘stuck’ for inspiration today, until I realised what was staring me in the face, easily to hand in my bathroom (resource box, pictured below – removed the board and added the books and slightly contrived with small rearrangement of items…photographed on my bathroom windowsill where the light is best in whole house. Has to be my drawing room soon…
The 2017 sketched image showing on the open page of my notebook used another artist’s photo of sculptural 3 dimensional work (or architectural relief) – with permission to repost my own drawing, it’s similar but not a good likeness of the work I used for reference.
Gathering potential sources for ‘B’ on my BLANKET… small A6 sketchbook showing Budweiser BOTTLE sketched 2009, (left side coloured pencil drawing of a blooming flower,distorted by shadow falling on photo of my hands holding camera, BOOK for reference, with the word Painting showing from the title (Chinese Painting by James Cahill), BISCUITS at the ready with a snack pack of shortbread fingers in a red tartan patterned packet and Being British and multicultural society here. As are we all mostly I imagine. [Not quite an adequate visual description for the partially sighted, with my apologies. I’ll try to make things BETTER…]
That’s all for today’s ~ B…